Leaks suggest Google has a significant design refresh in store for Pixel 9 series

Changes are already in the air!

Only three months post the October launch of the Google Pixel 8 series, and we're already catching wind of the Pixel 9 Pro. Recent renders making the rounds online provide a sneak peek into the potential design of Google's upcoming flagship. The visuals hint at a departure from the design of the past few generations, showcasing flat edges reminiscent of iPhone models and a revamped camera bar.

OnLeaks and MySmartPrice have joined forces to serve up the first Pixel 9 leaks of the year. If these leaked renders hit the bullseye, the Pixel 9 Pro is in for a design shake-up. Unlike its predecessor, the Pixel 9 Pro is downsizing its display to 6.5 inches from the Pixel 8 Pro's 6.7 inches.

The centred hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera remains, but the twist is the introduction of flat edges. MySmartPrice's video showcases the phone's right side, sporting a volume rocker and a power button. Changes are definitely in the air for Google's upcoming flagship.

The Pixel 9 Pro is also (supposedly) giving the iconic camera bar a makeover. Google is shaking things up by abandoning the edge-to-edge design seen in the Pixel 8 Pro's camera bar. Instead, the Pixel 9 Pro is opting for an oval camera island reminiscent of the Pixel Fold. Nestled within this island is a triple-camera array, featuring a telephoto sensor, a wide-angle sensor, and a periscope telephoto sensor. This shift in design suggests Google is (probably) keen on introducing fresh aesthetics and functional enhancements to its camera setup.